Reader Contributions

RBG Inspiration for Student’s Poem

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By Rebecca Simpson Homes go quiet across the nation. A sudden death brings devastation. A woman brings sharp ideas into the hemispheres. And though RBG has left this...

On a ‘Fiddler’ Film Remake

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By Steven Chervin In a recent article ("Fans React to News of 'Fiddler' Remake," by Sophie Panzer, June 19, 2020), several commentators expressed opposition to...

On Jewish White Privilege

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By Shira Grife In the past few weeks, familiar childhood tropes of white Jewish oppression have filled my Instagram feed in response to the Black...

Tug at My Tallis

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By Abbie Stein The High Holidays were always a very special time for my family. It was a time for togetherness. There was a special calmness...

Creating and Sustaining Shalom Bayit During Quarantine and Beyond

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BY AMY ALFRED Shalom bayit is the Jewish religious concept of domestic harmony and good relations between husband and wife. Literally meaning peace or harmony...
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Jewish Farmer Network Embraces Tradition

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By Maya Kassutto It seems like every family I know has a garden this year. Everyone and their mother (and maybe especially the mothers) is...
Girl Putting Picture Of Rainbow In Window At Home During Coronavirus Pandemic To Entertain Children

When a Community Shines Through a Calamity

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By Rebecca Shaid and Devora Solomon There is no doubt that everyone is being affected by the loss and extreme change occurring in our country...
Gratz Ulpan 1977 Trip

Gratz College 1977 Ulpan Trip Hosts Digital Reunion

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By Tali Segal Eighty-one students, ages 15-17, and their families gathered in the Gratz College parking lot, along with four leaders and Gratz administrators. The...
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Did Quarantine Make Passover Easier?

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By Ruthie Meles Ma nishtanah halailah hazeh: Why is this night different from all other nights? This is a question asked annually at the Passover...
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A Grandmother’s Lesson

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By Jennifer Groen Since COVID-19 befell us, I, like so many, have been sheltering in place. I am home with my three children, my husband,...